Tag Archive: Eddah


Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

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Finished Gaia-Pythia

Strange painting. Don’t know what to think of it, yet. But it surprises me. And that’s what I always tell my students: “Surprise Yourself!” So that’s probably a good thing.

DNA structures combined with this strange, ferocious woman. The beginning of the world,  the Ëarth Mother”.

Oil on canvas. 70 x 90 cm.

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Detail of a new painting, with Gaia as the main character. The painting isn’t finished yet, but I think the face will do (although  it’s rather tricky, to show “work in progress”).

Out of her head (and eyes) DNA structures are “pouring out”. So see this as part One. There’s more to come!

And: “Die begin van die aarde”! (poem by Antjie Krog)

Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm (detail approximately 20 x 30 cm)

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This piece of art, is in the spotlights for the month of november.

It’s an oilpainting I made several years ago. A big piece, 110 x 160 cm. It’s called: “At the lake”.

I was inspired by the journey I made in Sweden, many, many years ago. For a few weeks my canoe was my home. I conquered big lakes, followed small creeks. I was surrounded by nature. Only water and trees.

The title “At the lake” confuses people: “Where is the lake?!”. But this is not a painting made while standing at the lakeside. It’s a image you can see, when you -in your canoe- are going towards the borders of the lake. You are closing in on the forest. The water is still there, but it’s  a shallow stream. You can see plants, treetrunks perhaps. And in the back, lies the dark.

“Dusk has fallen heavily over the forest. For the first time in my life, I was able to hear silence”.

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I was not present at the time, but I think these drawings where made approximately one hour after Charles Darwin published his book “On the origin of species”, in 1859.

By the way, these drawings are for sale. If you do buy them, I will donate the money to charity:  “SAVE THE DINOSAUR”.

Promise.

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Drawings, chalk on paper, 50 x 65 cm.

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This little also at the exhibition in Harlingen (start: 17th of april).

Drawings “Natura”

chalk on paper, 25 x 32 cm

Natura 7a, 7b, 7c

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This painting is about the creation of the world, the start of it all. Based also on the Edda, the Nordic mythology.

Shapes are beginning to form, and in some corners, there’s what you can call “first evidence of possible life”.

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110 x 100 cm, oil on canvas.

Preformation and the Edda

This painting is called “Preformation”. Not too long ago, scientists thought that the human embryo, the baby, was a tiny version of a grown human being. Waiting in the sperm cell. And just had to grow (in the womb of the woman ofcourse).

I also read a lot about “the Edda”, a very old book about the creation of the world (Nordic mythology). This is also a theme a use sometimes.

And explains the environment the sperm cell is “floating” in, in this painting.

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